The inaugural season of the PokerGO Tour presented by Guaranteed Rate comes to an exciting conclusion in December with the PokerGO Tour Championship. Taking place at the PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas from December 20-21, the PGT Championship has a $50,000 buy-in and is set to attract the game’s best players.

For one-time registrants that register before the 12 p.m. PT start time, a $1,000 appearance fee and zero rake are on offer for the PGT Championship. Those that register before tournament start time will receive the $1,000 appearance fee and their full $50,000 will go into the prize pool. Late entries and re-entries will pay the designated tournament fee of $2,000. Players start with 150,000 in chips and entry is open until the start of Level 7. On Day 1, the tournament will play down to the final six players. Those six players will return for Day 2 to play to a champion.

In addition to crowning a winner of the PGT Championship, the winner of the PokerGO Tour presented by Guaranteed Rate leaderboard will be crowned. Ali Imsirovic leads the way with 4,364 points. Imsirovic has had an incredible year on the PokerGO Tour presented by Guaranteed Rate. He’s cashed in 34 of the tour’s events for $6,028,321 and 14 of those cashes resulted in victories. Michael Addamo is currently second with 3,083 points. The PokerGO Tour presented by Guaranteed Rate Player of the Year will be awarded a $200,000 prize. The winner will also have their name etched on the Guaranteed Rate Cup. Additional cash prizes of $100,000 and $50,000 will go to the players finishing in second and third place, respectively.

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Will Ali Imsirovic Win Again?

As already pointed out, Imsirovic has been on quite the run this year on the PokerGO Tour presented by Guaranteed Rate. Every time you think maybe Imsirovic is slowing down, he pops back up in the winner’s circle. Most recently, Imsirovic won the $25,000 High Roller tournament at Seminole Hard Rock to pick up $695,355. If anyone deserves to be the favorite to win the PGT Championship, it’s Imsirovic.

Will Phil Hellmuth Show Up?

Phil Hellmuth hasn’t played too many PokerGO Tour events this season. From those he has played, Hellmuth has racked up six cashes for $1,150,664 in prize money. All of those cashes came at the 2021 WSOP, so if there was ever a time for Hellmuth to strike while the iron is hot, it’s now. He is in Las Vegas and said on social media that he’s going to be playing the WPT Five Diamond tournament at Bellagio starting on Wednesday, so why not hop into the PGT Championship a few days later? The poker world would love to see it.

Momentum for Daniel Negreanu

Daniel Negreanu may not have won a gold bracelet at the 2021 WSOP, but he did close out the series with a couple of big cashes in order to turn a profit. Negreanu took third in back-to-back $50,000 buy-in events for scores of $519,764 and $661,041. He does have two victories on the PokerGO Tour presented by Guaranteed Rate this year. He won the Event #7: $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em at the PokerGO Cup for $700,000 and then won Event #5: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em at the Poker Masters for $178,200.

PGT Championship Structure

Starting Chips: 150,000
Level Duration: 60 Minutes
Level Ante SB BB
1 1,000 500 1,000
2 1,500 1,000 1,500
3 2,000 1,000 2,000
4 3,000 1,500 3,000
5 4,000 2,000 4,000
6 5,000 2,500 5,000
7 6,000 3,000 6,000
8 8,000 4,000 8,000
9 10,000 $1,760 10,000
10 12,000 $1,320 12,000
11 15,000 10,000 15,000
12 20,000 10,000 20,000
13 25,000 15,000 25,000
14 30,000 15,000 30,000
15 40,000 20,000 40,000
16 50,000 25,000 50,000
17 60,000 30,000 60,000
18 80,000 40,000 80,000
19 100,000 50,000 100,000
20 125,000 50,000 125,000
21 150,000 75,000 150,000
22 200,000 100,000 200,000
23 250,000 125,000 250,000
24 300,000 300,000 300,000
25 400,000 200,000 400,000

How To Watch the PGT Championship

The final table of the PGT Championship will be live streamed on PokerGO starting at 6 p.m. ET (3 p.m. PT) on Tuesday, December 21. PokerGO is available worldwide on all your favorite devices, including Android phone, Android tablet, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV. You can also stream PokerGO on any web or mobile browser by going to PokerGO.com.

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